Test Software to Analyze Video Files
Posted on 2014-02-15
Being a big movie buff, I convert many of my Blu-ray titles to H.264, 1920x1080 mp4 format with DVDFab 9 software. The last few movies I've converted, however, appear "jerky" when playing them back on my 80 inch HDTV and I'm trying to understand why.
It's not the case that they have all been jerky because they haven't. Only recently. I understand I can contact DVDFab tech support, but I'd like to go a bit deeper first.
I also realize the first question one would ask is "what's changed?" That answer is complex, opening the door to many possibilities i.e. new Synology DS1513+ with new hard drives, DVDFab updates, etc.
If possible, I'd like to start with the file being created - the mp4, and analyze it's characteristics rather than watch it on the screen. That approach is time consuming and subjective, at best.
Often, I may not actually watch the mp4 for days or even weeks before I discover there's a problem.
Is anyone aware of such software? That way I could compare the file characteristics of movies I created previously to the more recent ones.